9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Bus:  14 h
1
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip planner .

Saint Louis to Seward is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

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Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Cabin Fever, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker site .

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip builder tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Juneau

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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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